This book features case studies from teachers, leaders and educational professors on inclusion in schools. Using a conception of inclusion that acknowledges issues of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion and ability, this book provides readers with a useful blend of theory and practice. Each case is situated in a school setting and offers readers opportunities to learn about the complexities and challenges associated with issues of exclusion and to develop practices that support inclusion.
Darrin Griffiths and James Ryan, who are well-respected scholars and longstanding educators, have assembled a brilliant collage of international authors to provide their readers with 39 concise, engaging, morally problematic and provocative case studies, around the theme of inclusion. Based on current learning community realities, these cases introduce an array of well-formed issues, dilemmas, quandaries and imperatives. To work through the accompanying case questions is to be sensitized, educated, equipped and ethically transformed.
Keith D. Walker, Professor, Educational Administration, University of Saskatchewan
Inclusivity, equity, diversity and difference are all flushed out in Case Studies for Inclusive Educators and Leaders, where it is shown that to treat everybody equally does not mean treating them the same. In Case Studies, inclusivity and equity are poetically dealt with where the authors show – with elegance – the vision and the courage required to bring into existence a better and more hopeful, inclusive and equitable future. Case Studies is a required reading for those who dare to educate and lead with their eyes wide-open and their consciousness wide-awake.
Awad Ibrahim, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa